Donna McCarthy, Ph.D., RN

Donna McCarthy
Donna McCarthy, Ph.D., RNMarquette University

Clark Hall

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America

Professor Emerita

Highest Degree and Institution

Ph.D., University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Research Interests

My program of research addresses the pathobiology of illness symptoms, including fever, anorexia, and fatigue.

Professional Affiliations

American Nurses’ Association


Link to Marquette University E-Publications - McCarthy

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Service Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2015

Senior Scientist Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society, March, 2013


DHHS, PHS, NIH, NINR, F31: September 2016 – June 2018. Chronic stress and reproductive function in female cancer survivors. PI: T. Hardy, sponsor: McCarthy

DHHS, PHS, NIH, NINR, 1R01: February, 2012-December, 2016; $2,219,595.
Muscle Function and Depression-like Behavior in a Mouse Model of Cancer-related Fatigue. PI: D. McCarthy 2/2012-8/2013, co-I 8/2013-12/2016.

DHHS, PHS, NINR, R21: July, 2013 – June, 2015. Linking biological and social pathways to adolescent health and well being. PI: Ford, coinvestigator: McCarthy